DJ EFN drops a CrazyHood.com exclusive, strictly for the Internets. Miami’s Mixtape King enlists producer Hazardis Soundz for the flip of the classic EPMD “Head Banger” beat, while Fashawn and Wrekonize (of ¡Mayday!) come with the lyrical beatdown. DJ EFN offers up an ode to Mixtape Freestyles, in anticipation of a full length album currently in the works. Continue Reading
As my old pal Michael Gonzales and others have noted, 2014 is the 20th anniversary of the release of Outkast’s debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. Combined with DJ EFN’s enduring affection for the album and the crew, this red-letter date is all the excuse we need to dive back into their files.
Andre Benjamin and Antwan “Big Boi” Patton were just 18 years old when that first album dropped. Highschool classmates in Atlanta, they’d started out calling themselves The Misfits, then settled on OutKast. The idea is the same in both cases. As Dre explained to Tomika DePriest in a story published by RapPages in September of 1994: “You brown skin, you’re an outcast – to society, anyway.” Continue Reading
TBT continues…. one freestyle – two instrumentals. Chef! Continue Reading
Album drops tomorrow, August 26.
The homie Numonics and The Infinite team up for this aggressive bass heavy anthem…. Continue Reading
Dope song and vid off of Statik’s new album - What Goes Around out now.
Interesting Vice documentary about global military privatization aka mercenaries.